West Brom boss Hodgson admits interest for Sunderland's Gardner

West Bromwich Albion boss Roy Hodgson is keen on Sunderland midfielder Craig Gardner.

West Bromwich Albion boss Roy Hodgson is keen on Sunderland midfielder Craig Gardner.

Hodgson, who yesterday completed the £400,000 signing of Scotland Under-21 midfielder Scott Allan from Dundee United, has confirmed his interest in homesick Sunderland midfielder Gardner.

He added: "Someone like him becoming available would, I'm sure, alert the Midlands clubs. It's just a question of can you afford him?"

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